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Yahara Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 457 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 12, 2014

Y.E.S. is a very good primary school. The principal is involved, fun and dynamic; the teaching staff is communicative, responsive and generally nurturing, with a good balance of education and fun. Almost all of the staff I've had the opportunity to deal with are great. I took away one star because I find one particular main office staffer condescending and at times downright unfriendly to both parents and students alike and unfortunately it's hard to get around having interactions with her, given her position on the "front lines" of the school. Other than that, however, Y.E.S. is great and I'm happy to send my 2 children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Yahara elementary has just been the best for my 2 children. Get staff and support! Couldn't ask for any better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Yahara Elementary teachers, Principal Roy Bernards and staff are wonderful, very caring and understanding. The PTA works hard to have fundraisers for the school. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

it is in the neighborhood. walking distance from home All parents and teachers work very well together. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Wonderful staff that has exceeded my expectations! Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers are great. The administration cares and is supportive. It has great students that are kind, caring, fun and motivated to learn to become great people!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The entire Yahara staff, from the principal to the custodians, all work so very hard to provide the best elementary school experience for each and every student. They are progressive and cutting-edge in their methods, open-minded in their processes, highly responsive in problem solving and complete thier jobs with a wonderfully positive attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Yahara is a family-centered school, where families have lots of opportunities to be involved in their children's education. There is a real sense of community there and the kid's take ownership in their school, allowing them to feel safe, happy, positive and excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Because I've had 4 daughters attend this school and they all loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I love Yahara Elementary School because it is a fun environment. It has a great principal, great teachers, helpful working support staff, and wonderful kids. And of course, the parents are cool too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

The principal, Roy Bernards, rocks. He knows everyones first and last names, and does his best to meet the needs of all the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Yahara has caring atmosphere where kids enjoy learning. My son loves going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It's a great school that has great teachers and a wonderful principal. My kids have never said 'I don't want to go to school today', I think that says it all right there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I have had 3 children attend this school over the last 19 years. The latest principal is by far the best yet! Majority of teachers are great too, very in tune and personable. One of the secretarys in the office is not very pleasant but she gets the job done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We have a great group of parents involved in the PTA and volunteering to bring great programs and fundraisers to our school! We had the Pro Kids Show to YES last month. We have raised enough money to buy a few new playground pieces. what a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I have 3 children who have all attended Yahara Elementary. All of the teachers are wonderful! My kids loved their teachers and the teachers are so friendly and on top of everything. I would get calls if homework was not in or if there were any concerns. This school in my book is one of the best anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

We have really enjoyed having our kids at YES. The only major part of the educational process that seems to be missing is a Gifted/Talented program. The principal, support staff and teaching staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Rating 5* This is an outstanding school to enroll your child(ren). The staff is top notch and the school ranks very well in state testing year after year. One of our children has some special needs. Both the school and the district have done an outstanding job in providing the needed tools and personal to help make it the best education experience possible. I highly recommend the school, as do many other parents! If you are moving to the area - I suggest you check it out for yourself. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students44%
Female62%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 84% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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